Lottery player wins big for second time in 5 months with scratch card from same shop

James Courtemanche, from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, couldn’t believe his luck – and says good things come in threes, so he’s ready for the next win

James Courtemanche of Sudbury celebrates

A lucky lottery player has won a huge prize for the second time in just five months – with both instant lottery scratch cards purchased at the same store.

James Courtemanche from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada couldn’t believe his luck when he pocketed $88,888 (£51,840) after winning the top prize.

He was particularly surprised when he won $100,000 (£58,321) on an Instant Money Match ticket he bought at the same store in August.

“I couldn’t believe it happened again!” he said.

“I bought this ticket from the same store as my previous prize.”

He joked, “I was so surprised — and then I remembered good things happen in 3 seconds, so I’m ready for my next one.”

For now, James plans to be sensible and save his money, CVT News Reports.

He bought the two tickets from the same store (file photo)

He said he doesn’t think it’s the right time to make plans during the pandemic and is waiting to book a trip.

This comes after a lottery winner revealed how his family “cut him off” after telling them he would not share his lottery winnings.

Assume Reddit, the anonymous 24-year-old man explained that he and his wife buy a lottery ticket every month.

But one month they got really lucky.

“We won big,” he said. “After the flat fee and taxes, we won about $5.6 million.”

After paying off all debts such as student loans, mortgages and car finance, they were left with around $5 million, approximately £3.6 million.

“What we did was put $3 million into a combination of mutual funds, REITs, and preferred stock funds for a very stable, straightforward, ultra-low risk, solid return approach.

“With the $2 million, we ended up buying a $5 million condominium that has cash flow and a high return with low risk.”

When he first shared the news with his family, he thought they would be excited and happy for him and his wife.

But he claims he is no longer welcome in the family after telling them he would not share the money.

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